BFI London Film Festival 2012

Ricky's predicted highlights for this years' BFI London Film Festival
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1.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
2.
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
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The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
3.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
“ * ” - rickythakrar
 
4.
Journal de France (2012 Documentary)
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Travelling alone, internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker Raymond... (100 mins.)
 
5.
Museum Hours (2012)
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When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world. (107 mins.)
Director: Jem Cohen
 
6.
Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
“ * ” - rickythakrar
 
7.
Sightseers (2012)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
“ * ” - rickythakrar
 
8.
Simon Killer (2012)
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A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonio Campos
 
9.
Zavtra (2012 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Andrei Gryazev
 
10.
The We and the I (2012)
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A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
11.
Wasteland (2012)
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A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration. Can he get revenge and win back his fed-up girlfriend? (108 mins.)
Director: Rowan Athale
 
12.
Gimme the Loot (2012)
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When their latest work is buffed by a rival crew, two determined graffiti writers embark on an elaborate plan to bomb the ultimate location: the New York Mets' Home Run Apple. (79 mins.)
Director: Adam Leon
 
13.
What Is Love (2012 Documentary)
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This film is a portrait of life, a portrait of people with varying life plans. It asks the meaning of life... (80 mins.)
Director: Ruth Mader
 
14.
Crazy Eyes (2012)
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Zach is guy for whom the party never ends. But when he meets the girl he nicknames "Crazy Eyes," the inability to have her, combined with family matters, are signs that his idle life might be due for a change. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Sherman